Analysis Techniques for Auditors (AUDT7900)

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Analysis Techniques for Auditors


Auditors need to analyze data using a variety of tools and techniques to assess performance, risks, activity, compliance, cause and effect. This course presents analytical techniques that auditors and analysts can use to identify and graphically assess and demonstrate conditions, performance, and components to assess causes and identify solutions for effective findings and recommendations. The objective is to present the quantitative and qualitative techniques, discuss their uses, illustrate their applications, and provide practice in applying them.

This course contains practical case exercises that can be completed using Microsoft Excel.  If available, please bring a laptop containing Excel software to class with you.  If you do not have access to a laptop, or you do not have a basic knowledge of Excel, the exercises can be completed using a hand calculator.

Who Should Attend?

Auditors with performance auditing experience.




16.0 CPE's

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe each analytical technique and its specific use
  • Explain the steps in applying each technique
  • Apply each technique to one or more case exercises, following the steps for preparing the analysis and interpreting the results
  • Select when to use specific analysis techniques

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Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Run Chart Analysis

Module 3: Control Chart Analysis

Module 4: Radar Chart

Module 5: Histogram

Module 6: Cause and Effect Diagram

Module 7: Analyzing the Cause of Performance Problems

Module 8: Scatter Diagram

Module 9: Sequence Flow Chart

Module 10: Force Field Analysis

Module 11: Selecting Analysis Techniques

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